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Monday, 24 September, 2001, 12:36 GMT 13:36 UK
In pictures: Fighting and fear in Afghanistan
As Taleban soldiers and opposition forces clash in northern Afghanistan, thousands of Afghans are fleeing their homes to escape the fighting.

Northern Alliance fighters
Opposition fighters say they have captured Taleban positions in northern Afghanistan

Northern Alliance soldier
The Northern Alliance claims the Taleban have suffered heavy losses

Opposition fighter
Anti-Taleban forces say they are closing in on the strategic city of Mazar-i-Sharif

Taleban soldiers
The Taleban says it has mobilised 300,000 fighters

Afghan refugees
Afghan refugees seek safety in refugee camps in Pakistan

Afghan refugees in northwestern Pakistan
Aid agencies expect thousands more refugees to flee Afghanistan

Afghan mother and child
More than two million Afghan refugees are now living in Pakistan

Afghan woman and sick child
Conditions for Afghan refugees in Pakistan are worsening
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